But in fact, as even a major international LGBT group admits, harsh penalties targeting LGBTs (including the death penalty) that are “codified under Sharia” are often “not known to be implemented.” In some areas, a penalty such as stoning “applies broadly for adultery, rape … incest … and homosexual sodomy” (and not just homosexual acts).
Only recently have “LGBT rights” – i.e., all forms of sexual and “gender” expression – been declared “human rights” by radical activists. So, it’s a stretch to claim that the 72 countries criminalizing “same-sex acts” are violating “human rights.”
Why is it acceptable for Pompeo’s State Department to attempt to force acceptance of this new “LGBT rights” ideology on the majority of countries around the world that dissent? Why does LGBT cultural imperialism get a pass?
Do the pro-LGBT views of the State Department represent most Americans? No. Pompeo’s incendiary vocabulary (homophobia, transphobia, biphobia) smears a majority of American citizens as irrational, deplorable bigots. The evidence:
When our citizens were still allowed a voice on same-sex “marriage” (before the Supreme Court’s 2015 overreach in Obergefell), voters had banned it in a majority of states. Congress has never passed an LGBT anti-discrimination law (though the Obama administration pushed the EEOC to interpret broadly the existing law against “sex discrimination” in employment, to include sexual orientation and gender identity). And only 20 states (plus D.C.) currently have laws banning discrimination on the basis of both “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.”
So, where’s the public mandate for our State Department to push radical sexuality on the world?
It can be argued that all this goes against our nation’s values. So why didn’t Family Research Council challenge Secretary Pompeo on this issue, rather than focusing on global religious freedom at their recent event? Have they abandoned their 2017 demand for Trump “to launch a major purge of pro-LGBT diplomats inside Foggy Bottom”?